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Jan 13, 2013 12:08 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Girl, 3, dies after car slams into Calif bus stop


ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl is dead, and her father has been critically injured, after they were struck by a car that slammed into a Southern California bus stop.

Orange police Sgt. Fred Lopez said the crash occurred Saturday afternoon.

The driver of a Kia Soul told investigators he swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle that cut him off.

Lopez said the car struck a bus bench occupied by a couple and their young daughter in a stroller. The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, and her father was placed in a medically induced coma.

Lopez said the father is expected to survive. The girl's mother was not injured.

Investigators said the driver underwent a toxicology screening, and no drug or alcohol was found in his system.

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